Friday, March 21, 2008

Chag Purim Sameagh

I've always known that my children march to the beat of their own drummers. Not only have I known that, I've encouraged it. Their choice in Purim costumes bears it out. I thought it was so neat that instead of being yet another Queen Esther, Shira decided to be "The Burning Bush" while her twin figured that he could legitimately wear his robe all day if he went as Moses. A paper staff, a dishtowel and a $5 beard finished off the outfit. After Purim the beard is going to be braided and fake flames attached to the end so that he can go to his next "Treasure Island" book club meeting as Black Beard the Pirate. That was Shira's idea. She read a Magic Tree House Research Guide about Pirates and has been crazy about them ever since. I find it ironic that Ben is the one who gets to do the pirate bookclub, when she's the pirate crazy one in our family.





Shira made her costume herself. I gave her help when needed and followed her directions. Not sure she looks like a burning bush, but she's one happy little camper.



Don't you just LOVE that beard? My friend, Hannah, found it for me last week.

6 comments:

Laura said...

They both look adorable! Your daughter absolutely looks like she's a bush on fire. There's no mistaking those tissue paper flames.

My son loves that Black Beard used to put fuses in his beard and then light them to look even more menacing...you'd think being a pirate on a pirate ship with a scary pirate flag would be enough.

Rach said...

Great costumes! My older kids are already fed up with dressing up :-( I wish they were a little creative...

Shez said...

Thanks Laura.

No way being a pirate on a pirate ship with a scary pirate flag is scary enough. LOL. You have to have a burning beard.

Danielle said...

They look FANTASTIC! So creative.

Lostcheerio said...

Totally adorable. LOVE the originality. They both look completely happy.

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

Oh, what fun! Shira's costume idea is so original and Ben looks positively biblical! Hope they had as much fun as they looked.